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minor lines, 5/5/12

Highlights from the Giants farm: Todd Linden homered in a Fresno victory, while Adam Duvall homered in a San Jose win. Chris Heston and Brett Bochy combined for an eight-inning shutout for Richmond.

AAA: Fresno defeated Colorado Springs 7-4

Fresno: 1B Todd Linden: 1-for-3, 2 R, 1 HR (3), 3 RBI, 2 BB, 1 SO

Fresno: LF Roger Kieschnick: 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 2B (11), 1 SO

Fresno: C Eli Whiteside: 2-for-5, 1 2B (6), 1 RBI, 1 CS

Fresno: SP Matt Yourkin: 4.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO, 1 HR

Fresno: RP Heath Hembree: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 SO, S (8)

Linden picked up his first home run in May. The two walks gives him 11 on the season in 28 games. Kieschnick picked up his fourth multi-hit game over the last seven games, and another double. Whiteside has five doubles in his last ten games.

Yourkin was making his second start of the season, after making six relief appearances. All of Yourkin's appearances last year were starts. Hembree continues to blaze. He has not allowed a hit in his last six appearances (each an inning long). He's walked two while striking out five in those six innings.

AA: Richmond defeats Altoona 1-0 (Game 1-8 innings)

Richmond: 3B Daniel Mayora: 2-for-2

Richmond: CF Gary Brown: 1-for-4, 1 RBI, 1 SO

Richmond: SP Chris Heston: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 5 SO

Richmond: RP Brett Bochy: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO, W (2-0)

Game 1 went an extra inning than the prescribed seven innings in the doubleheader game. Mayora joined the team as a minor league free agent before the season. It was his second multi-hit game since April 28th. Gary Brown has hits in eight of his last nine games.

Heston has been one of Richmond's best pitchers this season. He has allowed one earned run or less in five of his six starts this season. Bruce's son has yet to allow a run in ten appearances this season. Even more spectacularly, he's given up just five hits and three walks in 17 1/3 innings, while striking out 16.

Game 2 (7 Innings): Richmond lost to Altoona 3-1

Richmond: 3B Daniel Mayora: 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 2B (6)

Richmond: 1B-C Johnny Monell: 1-for-2, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SO

Richmond: SP Andy Reichard: 3.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO, 1 HR, 1 WP, L (0-1)

Mayora's double was one of only two extra-base hits for the Squirrels over both games. Monell has a hit in each of his last four games, and a walk in each of his last three. He has nine walks to 18 strikeouts in 55 at-bats.

Reichard made his first start of the season, as he made only a pair of relief appearances once he got the late start on the season at the end of April. Reichard split time between starting and relieving in San Jose last season, with a 3.38 ERA.

A+: San Jose defeated Inland Empire 5-2

San Jose: CF Chris Lofton: 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 2B (4), 1 SO

San Jose: 3B Adam Duvall: 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 HR (4), 2 RBI, 2 SO

San Jose: SP Justin Schumer: 6.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 3 HBP, W (3-1)

San Jose: RP Seth Rosin: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO, S (4)

Lofton put together his third multi-hit game in a row. He's 10-for-23 with two doubles in the last five games. Duvall picked up his fourth home run of the year, and first of May.

Schumer didn't walk anyone, but he wasn't in the zone. He hit three Inland Empire batters, but held on for the win. He still went a season-high, breaking the previous high of six innings. Seth Rosin got his fourth save, but he's picked up all his runs over the last six appearances.

A-: Augusta lost to Hagerstown 4-1

Augusta: C Joe Staley 1-for-3, 1 3B (1), 1 BB, 1 SO

Augusta: RF Michael Mergenthaler: 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 2B (2), 1 BB, 1 SO

Augusta: SP Bryce Bandilla: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 6 BB, 6 SO, 1 WP, L (1-2)

Staley now has three extra-base hits on the season: a double, a triple and a home run in 13 games. Mergenthaler got his first extra-base hit since early April.

Bandilla made his third start of the season, and doubled his season total in walks, while also tying a season high in strikeouts.

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